A. J. Mayers
| Anthony James "A. J." Mayers
(Production manager for Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation and
|Born|| June 19, 1987 |
Laredo, Webb County, Texas, USA
Anthony James Mayers, known as A. J. Mayers (born June 19, 1987), is a novelist and production manager of AV Creative Services at Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation of Santa Monica, California. He resides in Los Angeles.
A native of the border city of Laredo, Texas, he spent his childhood dreaming of becoming an author of stories about aliens and spaceships. He graduated in 2005 from United South High School, which operates under the United Independent School District. The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium in Austin awarded Mayers a scholarship, he graduated in 2009 from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film. Since graduation, he has since worked in the entertainment industry. While writing five books as of 2020, he has also worked full-time for MTV, Paramount Pictures, and most recently, Universal Pictures, in creative motion picture marketing.
In August 2014, Mayers released the crime drama Black Sheep's Meadow. His earlier books form a trilogy: Among Us (2011), Moonshadow (2012), and The Cosmos of Destiny (2013). His book Final Boarding was published in 2016.
Mayers has marketed for Paramount the 2014 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which grossed nearly $66 million in its first weekend in August 2014. His other films include Guardians of the Galaxy, Let's Be Cops, If I Stay, and The November Man. Mayers was the production assistant for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.
In December 2013, then Laredo Mayor Raúl González Salinas honored Mayers as the second recipient of "Laredo's Outstanding Son Award." In 2014, Mayers was inducted into the "League of Legends" of the United Independent School District. He is a member of the board of directors of the anti-bullying group, "Boo2Bullying."
At Paramount Pictures, Mayers has worked on these films: Transformers, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Thor, Captain America, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. At Universal, he worked on Fifty Shades of Grey, Jurassic World, Minions, Straight Outta Compton, and Furious 7. At Lionsgate, he has worked on La La Land and Power Rangers.
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